Salmon Run Race Day Volunteer

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Woolman at Sierra Friends Center

We are excited about the 2019 Salmon Run 10k on April 20, 2019!

You can help with race registration, passing out medals, handing out water, cheering on the runners, announcing, stop watch recording, parking and traffic coordination, setup and tear down, and more.

About the Event. The Salmon Run 10k is a springtime fundraiser that benefits the Woolman Outdoor School, fosters collaboration with other NGO’s and promotes knowledge of watershed resiliency within our community. The race follows Jones Bar Road on its 2-mile descent to the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River. From the river, participants ascend a steep section of the course along the salmon ladder where it meets the independence trail. The course then loops back towards Jones Bar road meeting the road halfway to the top. The course finishes where it started. Participants will enjoy incredible views, wildflowers, and challenging, diverse terrain.

Upon completion, participants return to Sierra Friends Center for brunch, silent auction, awards ceremony, and family activities. Donation based childcare with environmental activities will be provided by Sierra Streams Institute during the race. This event will be part of the Know Your Watershed Week collaborative schedule during spring 2019.


Volunteer Opportunities

Race Day Registration: Assist with checking people into the event using tablet computers, assigning bib numbers, and answering location questions. You may also be asked to assist with selling merchandise, handing out T-shirts, etc.

Aid Station: Fill cups with water and hand them to runners as they pass by. Setup and monitor food distribution. Assist with cleanup of cups and any garbage left behind.

Parking and Traffic Control: Volunteers help people find open parking spaces and direct traffic coming into and out of the event.

Finish Line Cheering Team: Cheer for the runners as the cross the finish line; this shift is great for large groups of people and/or cheerleading teams.

Finish Line Monitors: Ensure each runner's time is properly stop-watched and recorded. Monitors work in teams of two with one person writing and the other working the watch.

Setup and Tear Down*: Assist with setting up the race markers and registration tables and take it all down at the end of the day. Some heavy lifting may be involved.

Floaters: Floaters run between staff and volunteers to make everything gets communicated and physically passed along in a timely manner.

Trail Clearers*: One week prior to the race, the trail the race will be run on needs to be cleared and standard maintenance run.

* These positions may mean working in close proximity to poison oak. Training will be provided on how to spot, avoid, or clear the plant when needed.


What You Get. Opportunity to run at a discounted rate (if you are not volunteering during the actual race time itself) and the joy of working with other members of your community

Requirements. You must be 16 years old or older at the time of the event to volunteer and stay for your entire shift. Volunteers are required to sign the Salmon Run Participant & Volunteer Waiver and are asked to flexible on their assigned task. Their is also a mandatory volunteer orientation one week before event.

Time Commitment. The time commitment is one hour of orientation training and then six hours on the day of the race itself.

Reporting to:
Volunteer Coordinator

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13075 Woolman LaneNevada City, CA 95959



  • Administrative Support
  • Transactions
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16

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